Parents' Guide to

Dragon Soldiers

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Graphic violence, cursing in terrible action-fantasy movie.

Movie R 2020 89 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

cheaply made movie

dragon is pathetic, lots of killing/blood of homeless and soldiers and WHY would you stick around to die when you could have ran away when guns dont work. What idiot would give up their AK-47 to a woman who could barley hold her own hand gun when you know that dragon is close by? ps. who gave them the right to use Godzilla's roar(Toho, co. will be mad) Good dragon movie for 18+ is Reign of fire.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

While no one expects great cinema from a movie like Dragon Soldiers, it's almost impressive to take in just how stupid, cliched, and uninspired this movie really is. Yes, it's self aware of its own dumbed-down schlock value, as evidenced by dialogue such as "It's a g--damn dragon, bro!" and one of the characters saying "Have a knife day" after slitting the enemy's throat. It could be deliberately bad like the Sharknado franchise, or unintentionally bad, or a combination of the two, but the bottom line is that it doesn't merit that much contemplation. It was a dark day for movies when computer animators started making computer-animated dragons and the studios decided to make movies centered on said computer-animated dragons, and Dragon Soldiers is the latest in this unwatchable genre.

Some movies are "so bad, they're good." This is a movie that is "so bad, it's mediocre at best." The characters are pretty much stereotypes seen in so many other action movies. The dragon, who, like all dragons, breathes fire, flies, and sometimes shrieks, has more depth to its character than its human counterparts. The audience can be forgiven if they find themselves rooting for the dragon as the movie grinds on from one gratuitously violent scene to the next. While there's nothing inherently bad about low-budget, dumb action movies, it's a problem when the stupidity isn't creative or at least entertaining, which is what separates this from, say, the first Sharknado.

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